Supporting schools through the Covid-19 crisis - EEF and Sunday Times launch new appeal

Last Christmas, over £1 million was donated by Sunday Times' readers to the EEF to support schools serving disadvantaged communities during the holidays.

Today, that appeal has been re-launched. You can read the Sunday Times' feature here: Coronavirus: my teachers know they’ll get sick (£, 22 March).

The money raised will support charities and schools in their efforts to get the best help to those who need it most in the coming weeks and months:

  • Working to ensure no child goes hungry.
  • Providing practical guidance and resources for home learning.
  • Catch-up teaching for children at risk of falling behind. 

You can make a donation to the appeal here:

Professor Becky Francis, the EEF’s chief executive, comments:

"The combination of economic hardship and school closures caused by the Covid-19 health crisis will have a potentially devastating impact on the poorest children and young people in our society.

"It’s vital, then, that we do all we can to alleviate this impact.

"Readers of The Sunday Times responded wonderfully to our Christmas appeal. I know this is an uncertain time for many. But if you are able to support this new appeal - to help the charities and schools working to make life better for our most disadvantaged children and young people - I invite you to do so today."